WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
tear•ing1  (tēring),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Pathology, Physiologyshedding tears.
  • bef. 1000; Old English tæherende (not recorded in Middle English); see tear1, -ing2

tear•ing2  (târing),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. violent or hasty:with tearing speed.
tearing•ly, adv. 
  • tear2 + -ing2 1600–10


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tearing /ˈtɛərɪŋ/ adj
  1. violent or furious (esp in the phrase tearing hurry or rush)



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